Idaho State University.

Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) is a public research university in Pocatello, Idaho. Founded in 1901 as the Academy of Idaho, ISU offers more than 280 programs at its main campus and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls. It is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".There are 48 U.S. states and 59 countries represented at ISU and 285 programs, including Master's and Doctorate programs. The student-teacher ratio is 13:1, gender of students is 44 percent male and 56 percent female. Enrollment for the fall semester in 2019 was 12,425, including 10,365 undergraduate students and 2,060 graduate students. About 59% of the students attend full-time.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 7,921 students
  • 0.24 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Idaho State University

Environmental Science
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Environmental Science, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Microbiology, Zoology, Business, and Accounting.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Idaho State University was $21,942, while for in-state students it was $7,166. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $32,984.

The average financial aid at Idaho State University is $2,903. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $19,039 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Idaho State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

50% of undergraduate students at Idaho State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Idaho State University

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Idaho State University was of $7,024 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Idaho State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017